On reading an article in The New York Times, an adjective Posted by Robert Kotchen January 8, 2011

In an article in today's paper by John Branch about the unusual situation of the Seattle Seahawks making the playoffs with a losing record—"the only thing worse than their defense (ranked 27th among the league's 32 teams) is their offense (28th)"—and the emerging groundswell of support for the team—"among fans, the most endearing transformation has been the contagious notion of hope"—Branch quotes a Seattle resident who works in the "hilltop Queen Anne neighborhood."

Normally the adjective "hilltop" used in that context would mean very little to me, but I remember walking up that hill a couple times...


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